Yes, it’s a wonderful time of year! The holiday spirit abounds—time with family, friends and special events. And yet, for businesses it’s also a time to watch out for criminals looking to take advantage of vulnerabilities at the holidays.
Some security basics to implement now:
1. Warn employees to watch out for phishing scams, fake-outs, phony websites, and malicious ads.
There are all sorts of phishing emails this time of year. Seemingly coming from UPS, FedEx, USPS, or other legitimate companies, the email links lead you to places with malware or a phony website trying to collect personal or financial information. Take a look at our past blog post which trains you on how to identify phishing emails:
The anatomy of a phishing email.